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'''Algernon Henry Blackwood''', Order of the British Empire|CBE (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany|Dunsany's"S. T. Joshi, ''The Weird Tale'' (University of Texas Press, 1990), p.132. and that his short story collection ''Incredible Adventures'' (1914) "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".S. T. Joshi, ''The Weird Tale'' (University of Texas Press, 1990), p.131.
Pseudonym|birth_name=Algernon Henry Blackwood
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1869|3|14}}
Birth placeShooter's Hill, Kent, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1951|12|10|1869|3|14}}
Death placeBeckenham|Bishopsteighton, Kent, England
OccupationWriter, broadcaster
NationalityEnglish
Period| genre = Fantasy, Horror Fiction|Horror, Weird fiction
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